Early Signs of ADHD

Toddlers are movers by nature. They have limited attention spans and usually plenty of energy! So at this age, it’s difficult to determine whether a particularly active child is cause for concern.

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show a high degree of inattention, activity and impulsivity and are easily distracted. But these qualities apply to most, if not all, toddlers and preschoolers at one time or another.

If you’re concerned about your child’s activity and attention levels, talk with the healthcare provider. But understand that ADHD is usually hard to diagnose before the age of 4.

See also ...

•  How ADHD presents in young children

•  What to know about ADHD in toddlers

•  Understanding ADHD in children

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